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The Cosco Busan had a 160-ft gash torn into her side yesterday morning when she hit the Bay Bridge.USCG©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Yesterday at 8:30 in the morning, the 810-ft container ship Cosco Busan was leaving Oakland for Pusan, South Korea in dense fog when it sideswiped the Bay Bridge, tearing an enormous 160-ft-long…
While Johnny Depp is charming as Captain Jack Sparrow, he may be having a bad influence on Florida’s thieves. For some as yet unknown reason, 35-year-old Daniel Johns thought it would be a good idea to steal Robert Caco’s Morgan Out Islander 41 Segue from its slip near Naples. Last Thursday, Caco dropped by the…
The Grand Poobah sent in the following succinct report: "At the start of Leg 3, with 160+ boats and more than 600 people, having too much fun to write. Seventy-two souls stranded on beach last night due to high surf – no casualties reported yet. Air temp 80 degrees, water temp 84 degrees, chutes all…
We knew sailors were an opinionated bunch but you guys really had some things to say regarding Monday’s report that Homeland Security wants to initiate bomb searches on rec boats: "This administration is doing everything it can to create a police state, using the pretext of protecting us from terrorism. The terrorists who are the…
As Farr as the eye can see – Wicked and Racer X struggle to make wakes during yesterday’s SYC Midwinters. latitude/LaDonna© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Bay Area racers were out in full force this weekend competing (or at least trying to) in several midwinters – Golden Gate YC (abandoned due to no wind), Sausalito YC,…